Deborah Shames on what holds women back from becoming strong public speakers

Deborah Shames, co-founder of Eloqui, a communication and presentation company based in Calabasas, and author of the new book Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable, and Fearless Speakers, stresses that strong public speaking skills are necessary for career advancement. She states that while women have advanced in many arenas, women will never achieve their full potential if they avoid public speaking.

“It’s time for women to create their own destinies. Better communication and public speaking gives women the ability to seize every opportunity and aspire to new heights,” said Shames. Whether pitching for new business, delivering a talk at a conference, raising money for a favorite non-profit, or communicating one-on-one, women can become a powerful force when they speak with authenticity and confidence.”

Read the full article: What Holds Women Back From Becoming Strong (Thrive Global)

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

How a freelance writer found her zen through The Great Courses

At 57, Nancy Durham decided it was time to go back to school–but not exactly. She had heard her husband and his friends rave about online courses so she decided to give them a try. In doing so, she found The Great Courses, a provider of online courses for personal growth which has gained 125,000 subscribers since 2015. She registered for a 24-part video lecture series on mindful meditation, with interactive exercises, taught by a mostly suit-jacketed Harvard professor of religious studies.

“In the video series, the Great Courses instructor spoke with the warm, folksy optimism of Garrison Keillor and came across as the ideal mindfulness Sherpa. His voice and initial presentation — he likened his own life to a movie he couldn’t enjoy due to the ongoing background commentary — sold me,” said Durham.

Read the full article: A+ for E-Learning (AARP)

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

Crain’s LA spotlights WashOS’s approach on auto detailing

Bertrand Patriarca launched WashOS with co-founders Benjamin Guez, Francois Pradel and Kevin Guez in 2015. While copycat apps have come and gone, Patriarca explained to Crain’s how the WashOS softward and its eco-friendly processes have made it the largest car detailing app in Southern California. Nothing more than an average size parking space is required for WashOS to clean a car, sparing customers the hassle of driving to a car wash and waiting while the work is done. In fact, you don’t even need that much water.

“We wash a complete car with less than one gallon of water, using eco-friendly solutions and microfiber cloths,” Patriarca said.

Read the full article: Washos puts eco-friendly spin on mobile car detailing (Crain’s LA)

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

TaskUs’s Bryce Maddock has 5 tips to spotlight your outstanding company culture

Forbes recently asked Bryce Maddock, CEO and co-founder of TaskUs, about the most effective ways to showcase a company’s culture. Maddock shared five tips on how his company uses social media to showcase its corporate, build employer awareness and attract talent. TaskUs is active on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat. Last year, the company gained 181,428 followers on social. As a result of these efforts, the company received 33,195 job applications just last year.

“In a social media world, everyone wants an office worthy of Instagram,” says Maddock. “Employees know they are valued when they are seen. More powerful than word of mouth, social media lets people see our offices, group activities and, most importantly, happy employees.”

Read more: These 5 Clever Tricks Can Help Showcase Your Outstanding Corporate Culture (Forbes)

 

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |